Commencement Week 2012 By the NumbersBy Matt Weber
The happiness of students. The joy of parents. The dynamism of the HGSE community. There are countless moments during Commencement week that are truly unquantifiable. And then, of course, there are elements of the week that are perfectly quantifiable.
680 total students receiving degrees
4,100 folding chairs
560 feet of string lighting
38 doctoral students graduating
70 degree temperature in Cambridge, Mass.
10,000 compostable cups
9 times the word “bully” was referenced in Dean Kathleen McCartney’s speech
4,050 feet of crimson colored ribbon (over 3/4 of a mile)
700 pounds of food for the dinner/dance.
12 110 DB SPL speakers (a jet engine is measured at 140 DB SPL)
Students with last name Kim: 7
Student with first name Kim: 0
75 five-gallon jugs of Poland Springs water
1 Harvard College undergrad receiving his degree
500 pounds of ice
40.5 gallons Sam Adams Summer Ale